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Consumers' big purchases lift hopes for economy

Posted 12/13/2013 in Business

Americans ramped up spending at retail businesses in November, providing a boost to the economy just in time for the holidays.


Huge crowds gather in hopes of seeing Mandela body

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

Tens of thousands of South African mourners waited in line on Friday to view the body of Nelson Mandela, which was lying in state for the third and final day, with the likelihood that many would be turned away before the casket is taken away later in the day.

Feds join battle on citrus disease

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

The federal government is getting involved in the fight against citrus greening disease, in hopes of saving Florida's -- and possibly the entire nation's -- citrus crop.


Exercise helps women tolerate breast cancer drugs

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

Exercise might help women beat breast cancer. Researchers found it can ease the achy joints and muscle pain that lead many patients to quit taking medicines that treat the disease and lower the risk of a recurrence.


North Korea executes leader's uncle

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

North Korea said today that it executed Kim Jong Un's uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader's former mentor, long considered the country's No. 2.

Newlywed pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

A Montana newlywed pleaded guilty Thursday to killing her husband of eight days by pushing him from a cliff in Glacier National Park while they argued about her second thoughts about the marriage.

Charity to raffle off a Picasso for $138

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

For aspiring art collectors everywhere, there is hope.

Missing American in Iran was on unapproved CIA mission

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

An American who vanished nearly seven years ago in Iran was working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission that, when it came to light inside the government, produced one of the most serious scandals in the recent history of the CIA -- but all in secret, an Associated Press investigation found.


Multiple stabbings after Denver game

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

At least three people were stabbed in a parking lot at Sports Authority Stadium Field at Mile High after the Denver Broncos' game Thursday night.


Bob Barker celebrates birthday on 'Price'

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

Bob Barker's 90th birthday present is urging one more contestant to "come on down" from the audience on "The Price Is Right."


Prosecutor: No domestic charges against Zimmerman

Posted 12/12/2013 in National

George Zimmerman will not face domestic violence charges because his girlfriend did not wish to pursue the case and there was scant evidence of a crime, a state prosecutor said Wednesday.


Officials approve funding for Yokohama infrastructure projects

Posted 12/12/2013 in Area

On Tuesday, West Point selectmen approved the first invoices for wastewater and water extension to the site that will be home to Yokohama Tire's first manufacturing plant in America.

At age 90, Winter remains active advocate for state museums

Posted 12/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi turned 196 years old Tuesday. The goal of state leaders is to open a historical and civil rights museum under one roof by the time it turns 200. To achieve that, it is relying on a Mississippian whose experience in state government has few rivals: Former Governor William F. Winter.

A look at the famous Budweiser Clydesdales

Posted 12/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus officials heard about the horses being in north Mississippi and coordinated getting them to appear at Columbus' parade, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.


Studies: Some cancer treatments can be skipped

Posted 12/12/2013 in National

Tens of thousands of women each year might be able to skip at least some of the grueling treatments for breast cancer -- which can include surgery, heavy chemo and radiation -- without greatly harming their odds of survival, new research suggests.



Students to host Twitter town hall on consolidation

Posted 12/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Student journalists with The Jacket Buzz, Starkville High School's newspaper, will host a Twitter town hall event from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday that will focus on dialogue between teachers, administrators and pupils about the impending Oktibbeha County school merger.


Browning on Business: Hwy. 45 seeing more moving, shaking

Posted 12/12/2013 in Business

There is property changing hands out on Highway 45 North in Columbus and some new businesses are moving in. Like this: A Dick's Sporting Goods is expected to be located in a currently unoccupied portion of the old University Mall.


GM CEO known for approachability, effectiveness

Posted 12/12/2013 in Business

Kettering University President Robert McMahan was traveling in China a few months ago when he bumped into one of the university's board members at an airport in Shanghai. Mary Barra, the busy global product development chief at General Motors Co., might have just said hello and turned back to her phone. Instead, she had a long discussion with McMahan's teenage son about his education and his efforts to learn Mandarin.



Marriages and divorces 12-12-13

Posted 12/12/2013 in Business



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